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British company is motoring towards goal of making Electric Vehicle (EV) ownership viable for everyone, especially the 40% of UK households without access to off-street parking

  • char.gy’s 3000th charge point, installed in Lambeth, South London, is part of a UK-wide network that is supporting the transition to sustainable transport
  • char.gy is accelerating the rollout of its on-street charging products, and can now install 400 charge points per month
  • On-street chargers are a vital component in the Government’s EV vision for 2030, and their installation is supported by a £381m Local Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (LEVI) fund

London, UK – British company char.gy has reached a significant milestone in its mission to democratise electric vehicle (EV) ownership by installing its 3,000th EV charging point. This achievement underscores char.gy’s commitment to making EVs accessible to all, particularly for the 40% of UK households without off-street parking.

Located in the London borough of Lambeth, the new unit highlights char.gy’s dedication to facilitating widespread EV adoption.

As the government advances its goal of establishing a comprehensive nationwide public EV charging infrastructure by 2030, on-street charging stations such as those offered by char.gy play a crucial role. To achieve this objective, councils are urged to apply for grants from the Local Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (LEVI) fund, established in 2023, which has already allocated more than £185 million towards on-street charging projects in England. With a total funding pool of £381 million, a substantial amount of the allocation is yet to be disclosed but will provide support to councils until 2025.

On-street chargers not only enhance accessibility to EV ownership but also contribute to cost savings and environmental sustainability. char.gy offers councils an end-to-end partnership service, covering infrastructure planning, installation, and ongoing maintenance. Their range of charge point devices, designed and manufactured in the UK, can be swiftly fitted to existing on-street electricity infrastructure.

char.gy users benefit not only from a convenient network of roadside chargers but also from cost-saving opportunities, such as the night saver tariff, offering reduced kWh rates for overnight charging.

Since the installation of its first public charge point in Marlow, Buckinghamshire in 2018, char.gy has evolved into a trusted collaborator for UK councils implementing on-street EV charging networks. Capable of deploying 400 charge points monthly, the company aims to facilitate seamless EV usage for over one million drivers by 2030.

John Lewis, char.gy CEO, said: “Our aim is to level the playing field for EV adoption by creating parity between drivers that have access to off-street parking and those that don’t. With the installation of our 3,000th charge point and our ambitious growth plans, char.gy is playing an ever more important role in encouraging more people to embrace EVs, and contributing to a greener and more sustainable future.”

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